Thank you, City of Calgary Parks Department
Water for Riley has enjoyed a productive relationship with staff of the City of Calgary Parks Department. From the beginning of the project, Councillor Farrell, Ron Buchan and Michelle Reid understood the vision to bring a student-designed, artistic, functional drinking fountain to Riley Park.
W4R has accomplished so much and it wouldn’t have happened without their support.
Coming soon to Riley Park, again courtesy of Parks Department
For years, the only remnant of the prior bandstand was its concrete footprint, like a dinosaur print preserved in clay.
Now, the bandstand rises again
A new permanent bandstand on the concrete pad replaces one that Nature destroyed.
Located near the new children’s playground, the bandstand will provide shelter and entertainment. This cluster of activities sorely needs drinking water. The drinking fountain will provide that water to thirsty entertainers and their audiences.
With the playground, activities and the wading pool drawing children and families to Riley Park, a drinking fountain is ever more important. Fortunately, with the help of W4R’s wonderful partners and sponsors, the drinking fountain also draws ever nearer in time.
Be part of Calgary’s public art legacy;
for Riley Park, for you, and for the future.
Donate to make this vision become reality. At the instructions to seller page, specify that your support is for Water for Riley project. The Parks Foundation issues tax receipts for donations greater than $10.00.
We invite everyone to participate as a volunteer organizer, fundraiser, donor, sponsor, or any other role. Call 403 862 1923 and leave your contact information.